Dec 102009
 December 10, 2009  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has signed a controversial law on privacy protection, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reports.

The law, which Nazarbaev signed on December 8, prohibits any “unsanctioned interference into an individual’s private life,” including the use or acquisition of any written, audio, or video material related to a person’s private life.

The legislation has led to protests from journalists, opposition politicians, and human rights activists who say the new law is too general and will be used by authorities to curb opposition media and freedom of speech.

Read more on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

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